Sunday, 7 April 2013
La Chapelle Saint Blaise des Simples outside the ancient village of Milly la Forêt is all that remains of an old leper colony
The chapel dates back to the 12th century
After the Revolution it remained empty unused and unoccupied
In the 1950s it was taken over by the artist and poet Jean Cocteau
He decorated it.
The main theme was The Death and Resurrection of Christ. Cocteau is buried under the floor of the Chapel.
Cocteau`s epitaph under the figure of the Risen Christ is inscribed « Je reste avec vous » "I am with you"